How to Remove Turmeric Stains from the Skin? : Turmeric- This yellow colored herb is a one-stop solution for adding flavors to your dishes while gifting your skin with a vibrant glow and fairness, infusing the required anti-inflammatory elements in the skin. It is an all-around healthy adventure- it feeds the skin with the required amount of manganese, iron, fiber, potassium, vitamin B6, magnesium, and vitamin C. With its antibacterial benefits, it works magic on condition riddled skin. It prevents acnes and reduces dark circles. Turmeric also acts as a shield against sun damage, aging, and stretch marks. It provides the skin with the required elements of a nourished skin thereby keeping it soft and leaving behind a soothing feeling against extremely dry skin. The curcumin compound within turmeric gives it the glowy yellow color which is also responsible for leaving stubborn yellow stains on your clothes and fingers. So these are some of the few easy ways through which you can get rid of these yellow stubborn stains after you have laid your hands on this beneficial but yet stain stubborn herb:
Apply sugar scrub on the area
In a bowl, add 1 tablespoon of sugar and one tablespoon of water. Mix the elements well. Now, apply this mixture over the turmeric stain and massage the area in circular motion unless the stain goes off. Repeat the process if the stain continues to stay, and apply more of the mixture, massaging it in the same manner unless the stain disappears.
Use shaving cream
Cover the affected area with shaving foam or cream. Use a damp cotton ball to remove the foam. The stain will start coming off with the foam. Continue the process until the expected results are achieved. After the process, wash your hands with soap and clean water and finally apply a suitable moisturizer to prevent the skin from getting dried up and thereby keeping it smooth.
Apply a mixture of baking soda and lemon juice
Make a thick paste by adding 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and one tablespoon of baking soda. Use a medium-sized spoon to carefully apply the paste over the turmeric stain areas. Pat it down with the spoon so that the paste spreads evenly. Now take a clean cloth and gently start rubbing the paste over the stained skin. You will slowly notice that the colour is getting transferred to the cloth. Use a bit more of the paste and continue the process if needed. Once you are done, clean your hands with water and pat dry. Apply a suitable moisturizer post this.
Clean it with milk
In this case; both cow and coconut milk can be used. It is a very simple procedure in which you just need to take a cotton ball and soak it in the milk. Take the damp cotton ball and rub it rigorously on the affected area till the stain comes off. Once you are satisfied with the result, rinse the area with water and apply a softening cream.
This is yet another simple process in which you need to dip and clean cloth or cotton ball in castor or coconut oil and rub over the stained area. Dab it over the area and massage it until the stain disappears. Wash your hands with water after you have achieved your expectation.
Use a paste of baking soda and water
Take equal amounts of water and baking soda and make a paste out of it. After this, dip your hands in lukewarm water for 2-3 minutes and pat dry. Now apply the paste over the affected area and start scrubbing it with a cotton ball, cloth or nail brush. Continue the process until the stain away as per you have expected it to go. Now lastly give your hands a wash with soap and clean water to remove any last signals of turmeric.
Use hydrogen peroxide
This is a little complex and tricky method but can work wonders if you use it properly. Hydrogen peroxide is both a bleaching agent and a disinfectant which is widely used by the cosmetic industry. In this method, you need to form a mixture by adding two tablespoons of water and 3% of hydrogen peroxide. Dip a cotton ball in this mixture and slowly dab over the stained skin to remove the mark.
Apply apple cider vinegar
In this procedure; make a mixture in a bowl by adding one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and 1 tablespoon of water. Then, soak and cotton ball into the mixture and massage it gently on the affected area unless the stain goes off. You can also directly soak your skin in the mixture, and rinse it off with water after 10-15minutes.
So these are some of the easy methods through which you can get rid of those stubborn turmeric stains which continue to cling to your skin and refuse to go off. Thus the next time you face the difficulty of going “all yellow” after using turmeric, do give these methods a try and witness the wonders they achieve!